Healing Out Lao'd

E5: Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing

May 06, 2019 Season 1
Healing Out Lao'd
E5: Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing
Chapters
Healing Out Lao'd
E5: Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing
May 06, 2019 Season 1
Rita Phetmixay
Show Notes

MEET HOL GUEST: Krysada “Binly” Phounsiri⁣⁣

In episode 5 of HOL, Binly joins host Rita for a conversation about his family’s immigration to the U.S. from Laos, overcoming gang violence in Southeast San Diego through skating, dancing, writing and listening to music, and also shares how he rose above the odds to become a community leader. Little did he know that these experiences would land him to be accepted to the number one public university, University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Physics/Astrophysics. 

Today, Binly is a professional dancer, an award winning poet, and an avid photographer based in San Diego. His dance resume includes various competition wins around the globe, performing a year long stint in Las Vegas, dancing / choreographing on movie sets, and other numerous creative projects. His work has appeared previously in publications such as the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s national photo project “A Day In the Life of Asian America”. His recent series "Beauty Beyond Scars" is featured in various blogs/content sites including The Getty and The Phoblographer. He debuted his first book of poetry in April 2015, titled "Dance Among Elephants". The book is a poetic journey of identity, family, homeland, love, and dance.

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CONNECT WITH BINLY:
Instagram
Twitter
Snap Pilots (website)
Snap Pilots Instagram

REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
Sahtu Press (website)
Sahtu Press Instagram
Sahtu Press Twitter
Lao San Diego (LAOSD) Instagram
Lao American Writers Summit


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HUGE SHOUT OUTS TO:

Laos Angeles Roots Members Andrew David Vilaythong for mixing/producing the beats for HOL and "mystery person" @LaosSupply for the beautiful logo design!  

*SPECIAL KOP JAI & THANKS* to KITS Creativ for designing HOL's website & sponsoring this episode*

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